Staff

  • Benjamin Finkelor

    Benjamin Finkelor is Executive Director of the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute. Prior to joining the EEI, he served in a variety of roles within the clean technology sector, including director of business development for a local clean-energy start-up company, interim executive director for CleanStart (a ...

  • Camille Agnew

    Camille Agnew is Program Assistant for the Energy and Efficiency Institute. She is responsible for providing administrative and programmatic support. Agnew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Anthropology from UC Davis.

  • Katherine O. Bannor

    Katherine Bannor is Program Manager for the Energy and Efficiency Institute where she manages the core research programs and projects of the Center. She is responsible for facilitating research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities; the strategic growth of key research areas; and stakeholder outreach and engagement. ...

  • Karen M. Block

    Karen M. Block is Senior Director of Development for UC Davis Energy. She is responsible for increasing individual contributions to energy programs at UC Davis and assisting with foundation proposals. Prior to this role, she was director of development for the ...

  • Erinne Boyd

    Erinne Boyd is the Development Assistant for the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute and the Institute of Transportation Studies. Her responsibilities include developing agendas for visiting executives, scholars, and students; scheduling meetings and visits; and processing incoming gifts/funds. Boyd holds a bachelor’s degree in History from UC ...

  • Siva Gunda

    Siva Gunda is Director of Research and the India Initiative at the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute. He supports the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Institute as well as the development of its research agenda. Gunda is also currently ...

  • Alicia Loge

    Ali Loge is the Communications Manager for the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute. She is responsible for planning, writing, editing, and producing print and online materials for audiences in academia, government, industry, and the general public. Prior to joining the EEI, Loge was a research and ...

  • Annemarie Schaaf

    Annemarie Schaaf is the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Energy Graduate Group and the Transportation Technology & Policy Graduate Group.

  • Taylor Shinnick

    Taylor Shinnick is Stewardship Manager for the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute and Institute of Transportation Studies. She supports the fundraising team in the strategy and coordination of day-to-day fundraising activities, major donor visits and other events. Shinnick previously worked in the UC Davis College of ...

  • David Vernon

    David Vernon is Senior Development Engineer for the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute, focusing on Zero Net Energy commercial buildings, energy efficiency and air quality in schools, tools supporting market transformation in building energy efficiency, and exergy analysis of energy systems. Past work includes research, development, ...

  • Lauren White

    Lauren White is the Associate Director of Development for the Office of Corporate and Foundation Giving. She is responsible for connecting companies and nonprofit funders with the innovative thinking of UC Davis educators, scientists and physicians, leading to partnership investment in people, ...

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